YangQuan Chen received the B.S. degree in industrial automation from the University of Science and Technology of Beijing, Beijing, China, in 1985, the M.S. degree in automatic control from the Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, in 1989, and the Ph.D. degree in advanced control and instrumentation from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore, in 1998.
Dr. Chen’s MESA LAB at UC Merced is emerging as a widely known “DRONE LAB” with a vision to build “Agriculture Drone Valley” in California Central Valley. Our work on low-cost, reliably airworthy, multispectral UAV-based remote sensing systems can help create new type of information services valuable not only to farmers/growers, but also for environmental monitoring and assessment.